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Monday, 14 July 2008

Commodores Weekend - Great fun in spite of the rain

What a fantastic club we are!!!!

Well the weekend forecast couldn't have been worse but that didn't deter a great turn out for the 80th Anniversary Commodores Weekend

Gerard kicked us off with bacon butties and then the celebrations began.

Lots of boat swapping took us through to the first of the childrens races - The Funny Face Race and as you can see it wasnt just the kids who got their faces painted. Everyone joined in the fun.
We then raised £47 in the Charity Race for Cancer Research before setting up the Oaks Relay
(Oak because thats the symbol for 80th Anniversary) David Statmans team set off at a pace with Patricks team still wondering whether the race had started - there was a big effort to catch up but David and his team ended up winning.

The day was rounded off with a barbeque for the stalwarts and the midnight race for those with good eyesight. Well done to all who took part.

Sunday was not much better weather wise, but the kids got off to a great start with a canoe race and raft building. It was dry for them but ......

That didnt last -
A superb lunch was provided by the catering team and enjoyed by all, before a good race to burn off some calories. Then the famous bottle race got underway with a great entry of sailors armed with water pistols.
Throughout the day Yvonne ran her bring and buy with some members getting hold of a bargain or two

The prize giving finished off a great weekend with prizes for everyone who took part.
Wine, chocolates, toys galore there was no shortage of winners and a piece of celebration cake for everyone.
Tim was very pleased with the outcome and would like to thank the Committee and members for all the help they gave and to those who supported the event so well by taking part.

My thanks to everyone!

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